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A car crashed into a downtown Puyallup restaurant Sunday. Its pancakes will return soon

A car crashed into the front of Cattin’s Restaurant in downtown Puyallup Sunday (Dec. 9, 2018).
A car crashed into the front of Cattin’s Restaurant in downtown Puyallup Sunday (Dec. 9, 2018). Cattin's Family Restaurant

Cattin’s Family Restaurant in downtown Puyallup is closed for a few days after a car crashed into its front entrance on Sunday.

There were no injuries, but one elderly diner who was standing in the entryway was taken to the hospital as a precaution because she was so rattled by the crash, said owner Hermann Harris.

“It happened at the busiest time of the day,” said Harris. “A family of five people with kids had just walked out. It’s a miracle nobody was hurt.”

Restaurant staffers spent Monday cleaning glass up from the wreck and talking to glass companies about replacing four front windows that were shattered.

“It might take a bit to get the glass,” Harris said. He hoped to be open within the next few days.

The downtown Puyallup family restaurant right next door to the Washington State Fairgrounds is known for its pie and pancakes. It’s also known as Hermann’s Diner.

Cattin’s Family Restaurant (Hermann’s Diner)

Where: 105 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup

Info: 253-848-3494 or facebook.com/CattinsFamilyDining

Sue Kidd has been The News Tribune’s restaurant critic since 2008. She dines anonymously and The News Tribune pays for all meals. Sue is a South Sound native. She writes about new restaurants, openings and closures and knows where to find the best tacos in every neighborhood.

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